Action research and educational technology: Cultivating disruptive learning

  • F. Waghid CPUT


Nowadays, teaching and learning in South African university classrooms seem to be most prominently spoken of in relation to transformation. In this article, I argue as to why action research offers a pedagogical approach to enhance transformative (disruptive) learning in university classrooms. Firstly, I give an account of action research and how it came to manifest in university education. Secondly, I show as to how educational technology can be used to enhance disruption within pedagogical encounters. And, thirdly, in relation to democratic educational theory I show as to how, using Jacques Ranciere’s ideas of disruption and coming to speech can enhance learning through action research.

Author Biography

F. Waghid, CPUT
How to Cite
Waghid, F. 2020. “Action Research and Educational Technology: Cultivating Disruptive Learning”. South African Journal of Higher Education 32 (4), 1-11.
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